Paper cuts

Stephen Harper says it will be easy to find $11-billion in cuts, he just can’t say what those cuts will be right now.

But asked three times Sunday to offer more details, Mr. Harper declined to elaborate. “The operational savings we’re looking for are modest,” he told reporters at a campaign stop at a farm in Quebec.

“Anybody who says that you can’t find money in Ottawa without cutting vital services to people, simply is living in a fantasy world,” Mr. Harper continued. “That’s not how government works. There are inefficiencies, and it is your job to constantly find them. That’s what we have been doing and that’s what we will continue to do, and as I say, unlike the Liberals, we have a pretty good record of doing that, while increasing the amount of money we spend on vital services like health care, pensions and education.”

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